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Fourth Sunday Runs


We meet at Adams Point, Lake Merritt, just off Bellevue Ave., Oakland.
Registration: Our timing team and volunteers hope that you take advantage of our pre registration option. Help save money, time and hassle by signing up ahead of the race! See below links to upcoming races.


The Fourth Sunday Runs are held every month (except March and June) on the fourth Sunday of the month. The distances offered are a 5K (once around the Lake), a 10K (two times around), and 15K (three times around).  The updated course (including the south shore improvements and new pedestrian bridge) is in the process of being re-certified. 

Participation ribbons are given to all runners and place ribbons are awarded to the top runners, both male and female in ten year age groups. All those interested in running, whether beginner, walker, jogger, or competitive racer are welcome to join our monthly runs.  Water is available to the runners and volunteers are present to assist runners at the start and finish lines. 

Kids Races

Bring the kids to the Fourth Sunday races -- free, no registration required. Starting at 8:40 a.m. will be the Kids Race. The Kids Race is intended for the younger kids, toddlers to first graders as the distance is just 100 yards. Volunteers will supervise the race so that parents and spectators can cheer the kids on. Each child will receive a LMJS logo'ed ribbon. At 8:50 a.m. we hold the Youth Race. The Youth Race is for older kids, ages 9 to 12, and will take place on the street, Bellevue, and will be about 1/2 mile.

When and Where

All of LMJS Fourth Sunday runs begin at 9:00 a.m. at Adams Point, just before the Sailboat House, rain or shine. Please note if you park on Bellevue, there is a $5 fee. Please do not enter Bellevue from the wrong way to avoid paying for parking. There is ample (and on Sundays free) street parking elsewhere.

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Total Time Competition

The Total Time Competition is awarded to those who finish all three distances (5k, 10k, and 15k) in the Fourth Sunday Run over the course of the calendar year. All Club members who meet the challenge will receive a certificate and a round of applause at the annual Club membership banquet (generally held late January, early February). In addition, the top three finishers within their age and gender brackets will get a special place recognition on their certificate along with bragging rights. You must be a Club member in order to have your time counted. 

2017 Total Time Competition Results


Online Pre-registration is available for all LMJS races.  The  Fourth Sunday Runs pre-registration is open until the prior Friday at noon.  

SAVE $s and time when you PRE-REGISTER!  Rates increase on race day.

Fourth Sunday Run rates, effective January 1, 2018:


11 and under years of age - Free

LMJS Members (12 years and up) - $6.00
Member login required to get this rate.

Military - $6.00
Active Military or US Coast Guard members. You may be asked to show ID at packet pickup.

Non-members - $10.00

Volunteers with coupon - Free (Pre registration required and must turn in coupon on race day at Pre Reg table.)

SAME DAY Registration Race Fee (from 8:15-8:50 on race day):

11 and under years old - $5.00

LMJS Members (12 years old and up) - $10.00

Non-members - $15.00

Military - $10.00
Active Military or US Coast Guard members

Volunteers with coupon - $5.00 (Must turn in coupon at same day registration table.)

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